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W. S. Gilbert
'''Sir William Schwenck Gilbert'''The name ''Gilbert'' is pronounced with a Hard and soft g#English|hard G. (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, libretto|librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as the Savoy operas) produced in Gilbert and Sullivan|collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. The most famous of these include ''H.M.S. Pinafore'', ''The Pirates of Penzance'' and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, ''The Mikado''.Kenrick, John. [ ''G&S Story: Part III''], accessed 13 October 2006; and Powell, Jim....
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